I'm trying to quit it, I started drinking from time to time when I was 12, by the time I was 14 I started drinking every weekend, now I'm 17 and get drunk 5 or 6 times a week. Which is somewhat ridiculous since I still goto school. In the last 3 weeks I've spent around $500 on liquor, and I don't have a job. I also got arrested for drinking twice, and charged once. I had to recently switch to drinking hard liquor too, I was on beer for a while but it started getting too hard to actually get drunk from it. I can drink a 12 case and barely be affected by it, on New Years I drank 16 beers and a quart of Tanqueray, and was still walking around no problem. So for my New Years resolution I decided I'd quit drinking, it only lasted for 2 days before I got a 12 case of beer, then the next day I got a quart of vodka. And whenever I drink all I want to do is drink more, I can't have any fun without getting booze in me, I don't like being in public without alcohol, and after a day without it I start getting really frustrated and annoyed with just about everyone. I've started stealing to get booze, and I know I'm a dirtbag for doing it. The girl I was going with stopped going out with me because I drink all the time. My family has a long line of alcoholics, and my parents are really ashamed of me for drinking the way I do. I've gotten pretty sick of it too, I'm tired of waking up and wondering what stupid thing I did to make a fool of myself the night before. And I always end up making a fool of myself when I drink, my friends will drink to start feeling good, I'll drink to get completely shitty. Another thing that bothers me about my drinking is, after I have enough in me I'll take any other drug I'm offered. I know there are some other people on here who are in, or atleast were in the same boat I'm in, so what'd you do to get off alcohol? The only thing I can think of is to start smoking cigarettes to calm my nerves. It's going to be hard to quit though, if I stop drinking, my social life will be gone, and I won't know how to go out and have fun. But I'm willing to do that anyways, even just limiting myself to drinking to drinking once a month or so would be good. Any advice?